Ian Foster with the All Blacks
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- Italy can take a huge step towards the Rugby World Cup playoffs if they beat New Zealand on Friday.
- Defence coach Marius Goosen, however, says it would be “ludicrous” for Italy to think they could beat the All Blacks.
- The South African coach pointed to the history between the sides and said it was crucial for Italy to stay in the game for as long as possible.
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New Zealand may not be rugby’s dominant force as they once were but beating them remains more a fanciful dream than a realistic possibility, Italy’s defence coach Marius Goosen said on Tuesday.
Italy have earned many plaudits recently for a marked upturn in performances and results.
Last year, they beat Australia for the first time and also broke new ground in winning away to Wales.
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New Zealand, on the other hand, come into Friday’s
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